Pope Francis’ Image Positive in Much of World
Pope Francis, leader of the world’s nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, enjoys broad support across much of the globe. A median of 60% across 43 nations have a favorable view of the pontiff.
East Germans now as satisfied with life as West Germans
Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germans are now as satisfied with life as West Germans.
Berlin Wall’s fall marked the end of the Cold War for the American public
The impact of the “Fall of the Wall” on American opinions about the Cold War were as profound as the event was dramatic.
Life Improving for Emerging Economies
Publics in emerging nations now rival those in advanced economies in their self-reported well-being.
In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes
Are government church taxes causing Germans to leave the church?
Mixed Views on Trade, Foreign Investment
Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages.
Russian poll: Putin faces limited opposition from his public on Ukraine
Despite criticism from the West on his actions in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin faces far fewer questions from a public that draws a distinction between support for separatist rebels and having a direct role in the continued violence in eastern Ukraine.
Far More Continue to View Russia as a ‘Serious Problem’ Than as an ‘Adversary’
Most Americans still are not inclined to view Russia as an adversary, though the share saying Russia represents a serious problem has continued to increase, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
Most of the world trusts Obama over Putin to ‘do the right thing’
Though it’s a different story in their own countries.
5 facts about the French
Ah, la France. The land of wine, cheese, romance and abundant vacation time… right?